Claude '67 & Dorothy (Munson) Steele '67
Claude Steele has been a professor of psychology at Stanford University since 1991.  Before that, he was a faculty member at the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, and the University of Utah.
 
Claude's research focuses on three main areas -- processes of self-evaluation, in particular, how people cope with self-image threat; how group stereotypes can influence intellectual performance and academic identities; and the study of addictive personalities.  The combination of his first two interests has led Claude to a career as a nationally-recognized lecturer and researcher in the study of minorities and how they react to and progress in our education system.
 
He has conducted numerous studies on how black students' test scores compare to their white counterparts.  His studies have been published in numerous periodicals and he has discussed this area of expertise on all of the major television talk shows.  Claude was awarded on honorary degree from the University of Chicago in November, 2000.  You can read a few articles written by Claude online at the Atlantic.
 
Claude is President-Elect of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and has served as President of the Western Psychological Association, as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Society, and on the editorial boards of numerous journals and study sections at both the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
 
Dorothy Steele currently serves as the Associate Director of the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford.  She has spent her career working to improve the lives and educational opportunities for African Americans, women, and children.  Before her current position, she was the Associate Director for the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Associate Director of the WorkLife Center, and has conducted research on various school projects including the Accelerated Schools Project at Stanford's School of Education. 
 
She was also the Project Coordinator for the Alternative Assessment Center for Human Growth and Development.  During her early career, she served as a teacher and administrator at different child care centers.
 
Dorothy has been a member of numerous boards and communities, most recently, Hiram College's Board of Visitors since 1999 and the Academy Advisory Panel for the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs since 1986.
 
The Steele's have hosted California alumni events and are loyal contributors to the College.

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